Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (13-18) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (18-11), 6-3, in game three of four at Petco Park.

James Shields (1-5, 3.60) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on five hits (Including two two-run home runs. More on those in a bit) and five walks with eight strikeouts. Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-out, two-run home run in the first inning. In the second inning, Bartolo Colon (Yes, that Bartolo Colon) hit a two-out, two-run home run, his first career home run. He’s 42 years old and the oldest player to hit the first home run of his Major League career. The Mets added two more runs with one out in the ninth inning with back-to-back solo home runs off Carlos Villanueva by David Wright and Michael Conforto.

Colon (3-1, 2.82) gave up three runs in six and two-thirds innings on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Jon Jay hit a three-run home run with one out in the third inning to score Derek Norris and Shields. That was it.

Oh, I nearly forgot. Jemile Weeks left the game with a right hamstring strain and had to be helped off the field. So…

Today has Andrew Cashner (2-2, 4.85) getting the start against Matt Harvey (2-4, 4.76) starting at 1:40pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (13-17) scored more runs than the New York Mets (17-11), 2-0, in the second game of four at Petco Park last night. The win was the first shutout of the season for Friars.

Drew Pomeranz (3-3, 2.12) allowed just one hit and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings. Kevin Quackenbush, Ryan Buchter, Brandon Maurer, and Fernando Rodney each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Noah Syndergaard (2-2, 2.58) pitched six innings, allowing both Padres’ runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five. Matt Kemp hit a sacrifice fly to score Jon Jay in the first inning. Jay hit an RBI single in the fifth inning to score Jemile Weeks.

Tonight starting at 5:40pm PDT, James Shields (1-4, 3.23) takes the mound against Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.56).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the cantina. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (12-17) scored more runs than the New York Mets (17-10) last night, 5-3, at Petco Park in the first of four games.

Colin Rea (3-1, 3.82) allowed just a walk to David Wright in the first inning and had a no-hitter going through six and two-thirds innings. Yoenis Cespedes hit a ground ball single to right field with two outs in the seventh to deny the Padres their first no-hitter in their history. In the ninth inning, Rea gave up a leadoff solo home run to Curtis Granderson. He was relieved by Brad Hand, who walked Wright and then retired Michael Conforto before surrendering a two-run home run to Cespedes. Fernando Rodney then came in and got the last two outs for his seventh save. Rea left having pitched eight innings and allowing one run on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

Jacob deGrom (3-1, 1.99) gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts in five innings pitched. Wil Myers hit a solo home run with one out in the first inning. Derek Norris was a triple short of the cycle, hitting a double in the second inning and scoring on Rea’s RBI single. In the third inning, Alexei Ramirez doubled to bring Brett Wallace home. Norris hit a solo home run with one out in the sixth inning, followed by an RBI-double by Jon Jay to score Jemile Weeks on a throwing error by Conforto.

Tonight’s second game of the series at 7:40pm has Drew Pomeranz (2-3, 2.48) up against Noah Syndergaard (2-1, 2.51).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (11-17) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (13-14), 2-0, to drop the third of three games at Petco Park yesterday. The Friars are 0-9 so far in the final game of a series this season. That’s probably not ideal.

Cesar Vargas (0-1, 1.10) gave up one run in six innings, striking out three with four hits and three walks. Cristhian Adames ground into a fielder’s choice to score Tony Wolters in the fifth inning. In the ninth inning, with Brad Hand pitching, a sacrifice squeeze from DJ LeMahieu brought Mark Reynolds home for the second and final run.

Tyler Chatwood (4-2, 2.15) struck out seven in eight innings on three hits and a walk. The closest the Padres came to scoring a run came in the seventh inning. With two outs, Brett Wallace doubled and Adam Rosales came into pinch run for him. Melvin Upton Jr. then walked, but Alexei Ramirez grounded out to end any threat.

The New York Mets (17-9) come to Petco Park for four games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Colin Rea (2-1, 4.61) takes the hill against Jacob deGrom (3-0, 1.02).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (10-16) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (12-13), 2-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

James Shields (1-4, 3.23) gave up one run on nine hits and two walk with five strikeout in six innings to finally win his first start of 2016. Former Padres catcher Nick Hundley doubled in the fourth inning to knock in Carlos Gonzalez.

Jon Gray (0-1, 7.98) technically pitched a better game, allowing four hits and a walk with eleven strikeouts in six innings. But one of those hits was a 2-RBI double by Matt Kemp in the first inning to score Jon Jay and Wil Myers, who reached base on back-to-back singles to open the inning. After walking Brett Wallace, Gray then retired every batter until Kemp came up in the sixth inning and singled with one out.

Tonight’s second game pits Andrew Cashner (1-2, 4.94) against Eddie Butler (0-0, 3.86). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (9-15) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-13), 5-2, to win the second of three games at Dodger Stadium last night.

Colin Rea (2-1, 4.61) pitched six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Chase Utley hit a two-run home run with no outs in the third inning for the Dodgers’ only runs.

Ross Stripling (0-2, 4.33) gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts over just four and two-thirds innings. Of the nine total Padres’ hits, five of them were doubles. Jon Jay, Wil Myers, and Matt Kemp had back-to-back-to-back doubles in the third inning. In the fifth inning, back-to-back walks to Myers and Kemp led to a two-RBI double by Melvin Upton Jr. Upton then scored on an RBI single by Alexei Ramirez.

The Friars attempt to return the favor of Los Angeles’ Opening Series sweep at Petco Park this afternoon at 1:10pm PDT, with Drew Pomeranz (2-2, 2.86) getting the start against Clayton Kershaw (2-1, 2.43).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a Wednesday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (7-15) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (12-11), 13-9, yesterday afternoon at AT&T Park.

Andrew Cashner (1-2, 4.92) lasted just two and two-thirds innings while throwing 89 pitches, giving up six runs (three earned) on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts. Michael Kirkman came in in relief and surrendered another four runs in his one and a third innings. Then Luis Perdomo gave up another three runs in his two innings. Brad Hand and Fernando Rodney finally stopped the bleeding to close out the game, but it was much too late at that point.

Jeff Samardzija (3-1, 3.86) gave up five runs on five hits and two walks over five and two-thirds innings. Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run off Samardzija in the third inning. Wil Myers hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to extend his hitting streak to twelve games. And Adam Rosales hit a solo home run in the ninth inning.

The Padres have the day off today as they travel to Chavez Ravine to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-10) for three games at Dodger Stadium. Friday’s game will pit Cesar Vargas (0-0, 1.80) against Alex Wood (1-2, 6.00) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (6-9) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-8), 8-2, at Petco Park last night.

Drew Pomeranz (2-1, 2.04) struck out ten batters in six and two-thirds innings, giving up one unearned run on four hits and three walks. After letting two men on in the seventh inning, Kevin Quackenbush came in to relieve Pomeranz. Jordy Mercer hit an RBI-double that brought Sean Rodriguez home. In the eighth inning, Gregory Polanco ground out to first base, bringing David Freese in from third base.

Adam Rosales grabbed a really hard-hit ground ball down the line at third base and threw out Francisco Cervelli to end the sixth inning. In the ninth inning, Melvin Upton Jr. made two spectacular plays in left field for the first two outs of the inning. The first prevented a home run for Matt Joyce and the second was a line drive off the bat of Cole Figueroa that Upton raced to grab on the fly.

Jeff Locke (0-2, 7.24) didn’t fare nearly as well, lasting just three innings while giving up eight runs on eleven hits and four walks with two strikeouts. Alexei Ramirez lit up the scoreboard with a second inning single with none out to plate Upton. Newly called up Jemile Weeks had his first hit (that really should have been ruled an error) and his first RBI with another single to score Derek Norris. With one out in the second inning, Jon Jay‘s infield single allowed Ramirez to score and Wil Myers followed immediately with an infield single of his own to plate Rosales. With one out in the Padres’ third inning, Ramirez tripled to score Norris. Rosales singled to plate Ramirez. And Pomeranz’s two-out single scored Rosales. Matt Kemp then led off the fourth inning with his fifth home run of the season.

Today’s series finale features James Shields (0-2, 4.05) against Gerrit Cole (0-2, 4.22) at 6:10pm PDT.

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Last week, Padres Public’s resident workaholic Dustin, posted 16 Ridiculously Specific Predictions For Every Padres Position Player. I, being someone no one would call a workaholic, have but one sad prediction for but one Padres position player. When spring training concludes and the season begins, Padres utility man Alexi Amarista will make the Padres 25 man roster.

There’s been a lot of chatter this spring that the Padres may finally be able to rid themselves of La Cucarista, the diminutive infielder acquired from the Angels in the Ernesto Frieri trade of 2012. The littlest ninja has been stuck on the roster like gum on the under side of a school desk for the nearly 4 years since, despite having been the definition of a replacement level player during his time with the team.

Yes, non-roster invitee Jemile Weeks has had an amazing spring and has seen time at SS. Yes, Amarista has been terrible this spring after coming off his worst season yet, in which he posted a good-for-a-pitcher 49 wRC+. Yes, the Padres have brought in other options to create a competition that could have potentially ended Amarista’s time with the club. However, any rumors or suggestions that the Padres will either cut Amarista or trade him (for what?) are nothing more than wishful thinking. Read More…